Go to the World Crisis Web Front Page  
The Best Analysis from the World Crisis Web

Arma-geddon Sick of You

Daniel Patrick Welch - Bush’s Sword of Damocles is poised above the people and city of Fallujah , ready to wreak the pent-up wrath his addled brain thinks his tainted election victory permits. Already thinking that they had a mandate from God, the American fascists now think they have one from the American people. However, like true warriors, the election for these crazies is no more than a blip on the screen, a hiccup on the road to world domination. What is the true fascist reaction to the recent news that your invasion has killed 100,000? Why, to prepare to kill another hundred thousand, of course. Remember Kissinger’s chilling exchange on the Nixon tapes where they casually discussed how many would die if they ordered the bombing of the dikes in the north of Vietnam : “…a few hundred thousand… That’s a lot of people.”

Monday, November 8th, 2004 - 06:16am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

Right the Wrong - Free Maragaret Hassan

Kirsten Zaat - Margaret Hassan has dedicated her life to helping the international community understand that there is no ‘clash of civilisations’. Rather there is only ‘we the peoples’ who are entitled to enjoy our rights while fulfilling our universal responsibilities to protect our fellow human beings. The last 15 years have taught me that ‘we the peoples’ have more in common than we differ. And Margaret has spent more than 30 years now trying to convince the international community of this while tirelessly working to ensure that all peoples enjoy their rights and uphold their responsibilities in dignity and in hope. I hope whoever has taken Margaret away from us realises the momentous mistake they have made and shows the generosity and compassion to right their terrible wrong.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - 04:15pm GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

Why is Iraq Giving $190,000 to Toys R Us?

Naomi Klein - Next week, something will happen that will unmask the upside-down morality of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. On October 21, Iraq will pay $200m in war reparations to some of the richest countries and corporations in the world. If that seems backwards, it’s because it is. Iraqis have never been awarded reparations for any of the crimes they suffered under Saddam, or the brutal sanctions regime that claimed the lives of at least half a million people, or the US-led invasion, which the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, recently called “illegal”. Instead, Iraqis are still being forced to pay reparations for crimes committed by their former dictator.

Saturday, October 16th, 2004 - 11:32am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

A Cultural Genocide

Kamil Mahdi - The old city of Najaf is being demolished. Bulldozers are moving in to complete the work of the tanks, missiles and airborne machine guns. The promised help for reconstruction appears to be conditional on the population leaving their homes and businesses in order to allow what is left of the city’s old seminaries, historic homes, khans, markets, cellars, catacombs; its alleys and its beautiful but damaged and neglected architecture, to be swept away in a mad rush to create free fire zones that are accessible for humvees.

Friday, October 15th, 2004 - 06:55am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

James Baker's Double Life

Naomi Klein - When President Bush appointed James Baker as Special Presidential Envoy on Iraq’s debt last year, he called Baker’s job “a noble mission.” At the time, there was widespread concern about whether Baker’s extensive business dealings in the Middle East would compromise that mission, which is to meet with heads of state and persuade them to forgive the debts owed to them by Iraq. Of particular concern was his relationship with merchant bank and defense contractor the Carlyle Group, where Baker is senior counselor and an equity partner with an estimated $180 million stake. Until now, there has been no concrete evidence that Baker’s power has been used to benefit any of his corporate clients or employers. But according to documents recently obtained, that is precisely what has happened.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004 - 06:17am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

Expect Push to Partition Iraq

Guest Editorial by The Black Commentator - De facto partition of Iraq is a bipartisan project. Today, rightist Republicans and Democrats speak of the “threat” of civil war dividing Iraq, and a recent report in the Financial Times, probably planted by Brits or Americans, is a variation on that theme. In the usual fashion, the paper quotes an “unidentified diplomat” as saying: “The south has been desperately disappointed, and they see Baghdad as continuing to leave them without representation. So they are working on ways to organize themselves to have more clout with the center.” In reality, civil war is the second item on the neocolonial wish-list. Should occupation of the whole of Iraq become untenable, they will foment inter-Iraqi strife in hopes of holding on to the oil-rich parts of the country through agreements with potentates of mini-states – sectarian and ethnic warlords, much like in Afghanistan.

Monday, October 11th, 2004 - 05:58am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

What if America Were Iraq?

Juan Cole - U.S. President George W. Bush said last week that the Iraqis were refuting the pessimists, and he implied that things were improving in that country. What would the United States look like if it were in Iraq’s current situation? Violence killed 300 Iraqis last week, the equivalent, proportionately, of 3,300 Americans. What if 3,300 Americans had died in car bombings, grenade and rocket attacks, machine gun shootings and aerial bombardments in just one week? That is a number greater than the deaths on Sept. 11, 2001. And what if those deaths occurred all over the country, mostly in Washington, the capital, but also in Boston, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and San Francisco?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - 06:22am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

Was Allawi’s Speech a Crime?

Ahmed Amr - I don’t know how much a Bush speechwriter gets paid these days – but it can’t be much because they seem to be moonlighting for Allawi. One should compliment them for their invaluable assistance to George’s political career. During four years in the White House and two presidential campaigns, they have admirably kept the President ‘on message’. It’s a shame that they have to supplement their meager income by exporting their talents to Iraq. Not a few commentators noticed that Allawi’s speech to Congress was a neocon masterpiece. The administration immediately denied they had a hand in putting words in Allawi’s mouth. They insisted that no one in the White House was involved. OK. But what about all those neocons that linger outside the gates of the President’s sleeping quarters?

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 - 04:53am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...

An Elegant Exit From Iraq

John V. Whitbeck - With polls showing that only 2% of Iraqis consider Americans “liberators”, while solid majorities favour an immediate withdrawal of all American forces, scepticism as to the genuine eagerness of George W. Bush and Iyad Allawi to see free and fair elections held in January is understandable. There is widespread assumption in the region that these elections will be postponed or, rigged to ensure that any government remains effectively subservient to American control. Nevertheless, genuinely free, fair and early elections may offer the USA the best, if not the only, hope for a relatively elegant escape from the deep hole which it has dug for itself in Iraq. To seize this opportunity, Americans must come to grips with four hard truths which, if accepted, could set them (and the Iraqis) free.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 - 04:43am GMT
Read and Comment on the Full article...
Go back to the last viewed page Go on to read more analysis from this section
Part of the World Crisis Web
25108635 page visits since October 2003.
Best viewed with open source software.
View the latest World Crisis News

All News by Date...

View the latest World Crisis Analysis

All Analysis by Date...

Search This Site

Advanced search...
See Cartoons on the World Crisis Web Get free membership of the World Crisis Web.

Get free membership of the World Crisis Web, entitling you to post your own views on the articles published here, and to receive email summaries of the best articles on the site, as well as analysis and comment from other key sites.

Your privacy will always be fully respected. No-one's details will ever be given, sold, or otherwise traded to anyone else.

Get RSS Feeds

The World Crisis Web gives you automatically updated RSS news feeds for desktop newsreaders, or to add to your web site.

Get The Feeds...

About This Site....

New Analysis Articles Daily

Amnesty International - Global Justice Gap Condemns Millions to Abuse

The PA's Disingenuous Boycott Campaign

The Chaos Awaiting Kandahar

A Shameful War: Israel in the Dock

'Exterminate all the Brutes'

Why Israel Won't Survive

Holocaust Denied

Somalia: Bad Policies of Strange Bedfellows

The End of Hypocrisy: Crime's Gleeful Abandon in Gaza

Speak of the Real Authors of the War

All Recent Analysis...

Visit the Poetry for Change section Other World News Sites
American Intifada
Arab Media Watch
Black Commentator
Boston Haitian
CS Monitor
Common Dreams
Dahr Jamail
Dissident Voice
Electronic Intifada
Electronic Iraq
Green-Left Weekly
Guerrilla News
Haitian Voices
Info Clearing House
Islam Online
Jordan Times
Media Lens
Media Monitors
Middle East Online
Mother Jones
Muslim Wake-Up
Palestine Chronicle
Positive Universe
Propaganda Matrix
Ramallah Online
The Daily Clarity
The Orb Standard
Truth Out
The Muslim News
Windows on Haiti
What Really Happened

See More Links...

Contact the Editor

Contact the editor without having to bother with e-mail.

Make contact...